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by Isla Cowan and Andy McGregor

To Save The Sea

Running time
Approx. 90 mins (no interval)

About To Save The Sea

In 1995, Greenpeace activists occupied the Brent Spar, a Shell oil structure off the coast of Scotland. While Shell planned to dump the defunct oil rig in the middle of the North Sea, Greenpeace launched their biggest protest in history.

‘The ocean is not a dumping ground!’

To Save the Sea is a sung-through musical based on the real life events of Brent Spar. As Greenpeace confront Shell, the history here is inherently theatrical: a David v. Goliath story with hope at its heart. This is a musical about Scotland and the world, about saving the environment and standing up for what you believe in. As the climate crisis becomes more and more prevalent in the popular consciousness, this musical is timely and important, featuring vibrant characters and spectacular songs.

This musical has everything – from dramatic events to entertaining interludes, there are good stories and good tunes. There are vibrant characters, battles, celebrations. Heart-breaking ballads, pantomime villains, and even comedic songs featuring John Major. There’s home-sickness, sea-sickness, and epic seashanties! Asking important questions about Scotland, oil, and the environment, To Save the Sea is a good night out that will see audiences leaving on a high, full of hope, energy and inspiration… ‘Full of fury, full of fire!’